Sick Vista project W(ar)-Machine (Large Marge)

Old January 17th, 2018, 05:57 PM
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I had a BOP SFI bellhousing. I used a 1/2" adapter plate between the Mopar T-56 and bellhousing to accommodate the difference in bolt pattern.

That could be why I had no trouble with trans input shaft length.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 07:59 PM
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Awww , what's wrong with multi-colors ? I like a lot of colors .... Good job , that beast is looking good ...



You should see the **** I got when I did the motor in the hurst lol. Black block, red heads, black intake, white spark plug wires, etc
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Old January 17th, 2018, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by VC455 View Post
I had a BOP SFI bellhousing. I used a 1/2" adapter plate between the Mopar T-56 and bellhousing to accommodate the difference in bolt pattern.

That could be why I had no trouble with trans input shaft length.
I will find out how it does when I attempt to mate them together. I need to clean up the garage and then get my engine hoist back lol
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Old January 17th, 2018, 08:02 PM
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Talked with the machine shop today. Intake is finally done but when they went to install the fuel rails they had red ones, when I wanted black, so tomorrow it will be ready, just in time for the weekend
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I like the way you are going with this project. I'll keep watching it.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by car_designer View Post
I like the way you are going with this project. I'll keep watching it.


thank you. its been a fun one so far
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Old February 9th, 2018, 11:43 PM
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So apparently the machine shop was not done with the intake til this afternoon. But unfortunately one of his new guys damaged one of the rails. So he had to order a new one and i am picking it up monday before work. I really like how he did the bracket as compared to how it was before. When i get it i will grab some more pics.

Any suggestions on what to do with the intake as it will seemingly have a shiny spot from the old bracket being milled away?
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Old April 4th, 2018, 06:54 PM
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I have now put the wagon up for sale if anyone is interested.

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...a-cruiser.html
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Old April 21st, 2018, 09:36 PM
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Has been a while since updating on this but doesnt mean i havent been busy. Got the intake back from the machine shop and man did they do a nice job. here is some pics of the intake itself
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Old April 21st, 2018, 09:41 PM
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So i had the timing set setup wrong and since i had to drop the oil pan i figured i might as well upgrade. So i went to studs on valve covers, oil pan, and headers. And as you can see in the pic the harmonic balancer had a questionable setup on it so i went to an ARP bolt as well.
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Old April 21st, 2018, 09:45 PM
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I was not a fan of the aluminum look so i taped it off and painted it the same color as the motor itself. Also foamies work fantasic for blocking off threads and such in case people were wondering
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Old April 21st, 2018, 09:47 PM
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I also forgot to add that the HEI and the intake did not agree so i had to grind some off for the dist to work. still a little tight but it at least fits in now
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Old April 21st, 2018, 09:50 PM
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If you noticed i taped off the brackets when i painted the intake. and the reason is this. I decided to add some accents to it by adding the same wrinkle coat that i did on the valve covers.
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And then i buttoned it all back together. Just a couple more things to tidy up then it will be ready for install/break in. Sorry for all the post updates but it has been a while and figured it would be better split up.
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Lookin good Tomas
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Old April 24th, 2018, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by oldcutlass View Post
Placed properly, cinder blocks are very strong.


They have a high ash content and are very weak "Concrete" Blocks are what you want to use
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 07:12 PM
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Pulled the motor over the weekend. and cleaned some of the gunk that was built up over the 47 years. Motor has never been separated from the frame from the looks of it. then painted to protect it. same with the top of the core support.
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And for those that know me (especially if you look to see the block I had installed in the 69 Hurst when I owned it) knows I cant do basic things, it needs to have my own touches. In this case the wrinkle coating on small items was not enough. So I went and added some pizzazz by adding some blue detailing. came out great I would have to say
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